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BREAKING: Forest fire breaks out near Marbella

Firefighters are scrambling to extinguish yet another blaze, this time it’s threatening properties near Marbella. Firefighters are responding to a forest fire that has broken out near Marbella. About 31 forest firefighters are scrambling to extinguish the blaze outside Istan, about 20km from Marbella, which started about 6.18pm. Pantano de La Concepcion is currently the …

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Trial of Irish crime boss John Gilligan suspended until New Year on Spain’s Costa Blanca after co-defendant son fails to appear

THE trial of Irish criminal John Gilligan and eight other people was suspended on Tuesday in Torrevieja after one of the defendants- his son Darren- failed to appear. The hearing has now been adjourned until April with his son believed to be in Ireland. Gilligan could now be allowed to leave Spain until the trial …

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Man caught driving motorised wheelchair on Spanish freeway

Extraordinary footage of a man driving a motorised wheelchair beside 80km/h traffic on a Spanish freeway is causing a stir on the internet. A man has decided to drive a motorised wheelchair in the central lane of one of Malaga’s busiest thoroughfares.  Footage of the extraordinary incident was captured and then shared online by a …

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Explainer: What measures does the Spanish government’s 2023 budget contain?

THE Socialist Party-led national government in Spain today announced its budget plans for 2023, which will be the last year before the next general election. The measures come at a time when Spaniards are facing a cost-of-living crisis, record inflation and low growth forecasts. A deal on the spending plans was reached between the Socialists …

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Drama on Malaga flight as passenger bypasses airport security

A flight from Rotterdam to Malaga was forced to make a security stopover in Madrid after a passenger managed to bypass airport security and sneak onboard.  The Transavia flight HV5023 departed Rotterdam at 4.20pm on Monday October 3, and instead of landing in Malaga at the scheduled time of 7.10pm, arrived at 11pm.  A spokesperson …

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Thirteen arrests made in joint Spanish-Moroccan swoop on suspected jihadists 

SPAIN’S National Police today arrested 10 people in the North African city of Melilla and one person in the Spanish city of Granada due to their suspected links to militant Islamist group Islamic State. The Moroccan authorities, meanwhile, arrested two more suspects in the city of Nador as part of the joint operation between the …

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3 bedroom Townhouse for sale in Marbella with pool garage – € 429,000

Townhouse Marbella, Málaga   3 beds   3 baths € 429,000 Terraced house of almost 140m2 at only 429,000 EUR. On the entire corner of the building and with a magnificent south orientation in a quiet and well-located urbanization in the Nagüeles area, very close to the center of Marbella and Puerto Banús. Close to …

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Cut-price shopping voucher scheme launched in Spain’s Valencia City

CUT-PRICE shopping vouchers worth a total of €1.6 million are now available to Valencia City residents. The vouchers have a value of €100 each with the city council subsidising half the cost, while customers will have to pay the remaining €50 at participating businesses. 27,808 vouchers will be available to spend at almost 1,000 city …

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